Welsh for Adults

Cwrs Wlpan (Entry Level)

What is an 'WLPAN' Course?

The word 'Wlpan' comes from the Hebrew meaning ‘studio'. It has been adopted as the name for the most successful intensive Welsh course for over thirty years. Classes are usually held for between three and five hours a week so as to enable students to master the basic Welsh as quickly as possible. All emphasis is on conversational Welsh. All the Wlpan courses cater for absolute beginners, but will progress at quite a rapid pace. By the end of the course, conscientious students can expect to be able to converse simply in Welsh. Follow-up courses will be offered to all groups to ensure continued progress.

It is possible to take the Use of Welsh Entry Examination during this course, if desired.

Pilot course January 2016:  Half-and-Half Wlpan

The beginners’ Wlpan course at Bangor usually meets twice a week.  However, we do realise that coming out to a class on two evenings a week is a very  heavy committment for many people.  In the New Year, we will be piloting a new “half-and-half” course where learners will only be expected to  attend a class on one evening a week but will do the second evening’s work on-line in their own time.  The on-line element will include video lessons, interactive text and audio resources and mobile apps.   In this way, we hope to maintain the usual learning momentum of a twice-a-week class without causing too much disruption to learners’ everyday lives.

Course details

Classes will meet every Monday evening, 6.30 – 9.00 , at the Welsh for Adults Centre, Dean Street, Bangor, LL57 1UT.  Learners can access the on-line material for the week’s second “lesson” at any time during the week
The first class will be held on 25 January 2016 and the course will run for 16 weeks.  No classes will be held during school holidays.


The course fee will be £64 if you’re working, £44 if you’re unwaged.  The fee includes the required course materials.

Technical requirements

A tablet or mobile device operating on Apple iOS or Android systems.


Register on the Wlpan Pilot Course


We also offer a very intensive Wlpan course at Bangor, five days a week for ten weeks from October to December.  By attending the follow-up Superpellach course for three days a week, you can get to GCSE standard by June.

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